A weekly roundup of distributor happenings:
DBL Distributing, now an Ingram Micro subsidiary, recently opened its Mira Loma, Calif., distribution center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration. For the complete story, click here.
M. Rothman and Company hosted its annual dealer show, Rothfest ’08, at its headquarters in Ramsey, N.J., earlier this week. According to the company, the two-day event was attended by “hundreds of dealers” with more than 30 manufacturers represented. The event closed each evening with musical performances; the Subdudes performed on Tuesday and Little Feat (shown) performed on Wednesday.
D&H Distributing will conduct its Mid-Atlantic Fall Technology Show on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pa. The event will feature products from more than 160 manufacturers along with a series of seminars on various topics. The deadline for registration is Sept. 30. For further information visit www.dandh.com/midatlanticfall08.
Wynit is now offering Audiovox products. For the story, click here.
Fesco hosted a two-day dealer show last week at Terrace on the Park in Queens, N.Y. The distributor’s sales and marketing director David Fesco told TWICE that attendance was up this year to approximately 1,100 people, which he said was “a good sign in these trying times.” The event featured products from about 35 manufacturers, show specials and entertainment by illusionist David Blatt.
Petra Industries announced that it mailed a 16-page custom sales flier to more than 60,000 independent retailers and e-tailers nationwide. The flier is said to feature 27 new products, including flat-panel TVs from Panasonic and Philips.
Glenn O’Brien, EDGE Distributor Group VP and ADI’s David Ellis were recently appointed co-chairpersons of CEDIA’s distributor action team. The team us made up of members from various distribution companies that serve the custom and/or mainstream audio/video markets. According to a release, it was established earlier this year to provide a “recognized voice” for distributors in the CEDIA channel and to add support to the CEDIA board of directors.